|Birth: ||Jul. 2, 1817|
|Death: ||Aug. 18, 1889|
My Cousin. Son of Willis Calvert & Elizabeth Ewing; grandson of Christopher & Elizabeth (Cox) Calvert and unknown Ewing's.
Before James was eleven years old, his mother died. When his father remarried, he must have come to love and respect Rebecca Allen Ragsdale greatly as he continued to live with her even through the 1850 census. Therefore, as a tribute to her, I have added James with a parent link to Rebecca.
I can picture him laboring hard during the years 1832 to 1847 while his father kept a hotel; James would have been 15 through 30 during this time. Attending school and working with his parents.
According to "Kentucky: A History of the State, Boone County", (Battle, Perrin, & Kniffin, 7th ed., 1887), "...The paternal and maternal grandfathers of our subject were early settlers in Fayette Co., KY., where they died. The family is of English origin. James W. Calvert was reared in Burlington, and educated at the town academy.
"At the age of twenty-one he began to read law under J. M. Preston, a lawyer who settled in the county in 1815. Mr. Calvert began practicing in the spring of 1841, and continued until 1878, when he retired. He is a Royal Arch Mason, and a member of the Christian Church; politically he is a Republican.
"His uncle, James Calvert, was elected sheriff at the first election under the new constitution; he represented the county in the Legislature during the war, and was also provost-marshal; he was born in 1806 and died in 1876."
1850 Burlington, Boone Co., KY census:
Rebecca 44 b KY $1500
James M 31 b KY, Single, Atty at law
Adelia 14 b KY
Augustus 12 b KY
Arabella 9 b KY
Louisa 8 b KY
Cyrus 7 b KY
Julia 1 b KY
1880 Burlington, Boone Co., KY census:
James 62 b KY, Single, Lawyer
72 years, 1 month, 16 days.
Willis Calvert (1794 - 1849)
Rebecca Allen Ragsdale Calvert (1807 - 1862)
James W Calvert (1817 - 1889)
Anna Catherine Calvert Sandford (1824 - 1904)**
Cyrus Haydon Calvert (1843 - 1853)*
L C Calvert (1846 - 1849)*
Julia Calvert (1849 - 1852)*
Old Burlington Cemetery
Created by: Arleta💕
Record added: Oct 29, 2009
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